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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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The warm winters more than anything else.

 
Old 01-04-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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On the plus side, the northwest is BEAUTIFUL!!! Summers are pretty nice in the northwest-dry heat (80F is usually the limit), cool nights, sunshine (it doesn't really rain there in summer), nice sea breezes. The coastline is also pretty and the ocean has waves, but yeah, the water is cold and dark.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I've only visited, but I can tell you what I miss from that. Also, I lived in Hawaii so it is pretty similar. I miss the beautiful beaches, warm winters, and relaxed feel of Florida. I also miss the thunderstorms, warm nights, and-yes-the humidity. Here in San Diego, the weather is nice, but it is not as warm as Tampa, is VERY dry, the ocean is cool most of the time, and it's pretty darn foggy for most of the springtime. Not to mention that the only rain we get is a cold rain. Everything in Florida looks so bright green compared to here because of the humidity and warm rains that I wish San Diego got. I might be going to college in DeLand next year, but hope to live in Tampa after that.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: St. Pete, FL
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i love the warm rain and thunderstorms. Plus how it illuminates the ocean, turns it teal.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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My pool, storms, torrential rains, beaches, amount of stuff to do, the abundant sunshine, palm trees, the beautiful birds, all the foliage, warm winters.

Love it!
 
Old 01-04-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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The beautiful summers.

The incredible sunshine.

The warmth.

The natural beauty.

The beaches.

The dining.

My drop dead gorgeous neighborhood.

My house's perfect floorplan.

Storms.

Palm Trees.

Fishing.

The Golf Courses.

Family.

Surprisingly, The Amount of Jobs I See Available.

This forum.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I moved from the Tampa bay area in the mid '90's. Things I miss:

*A good thunderstorm with lightening! Most of the rain where I am now is just wimpy, grey, drizzle for days silliness.
*Publix. But they have announced they are expanding!!!!
*Cuban food. Cuban sandwich on real Cuban bread - not on French or Italian bread. Edit: TBA style Cuban!
*Tarpon Springs style Greek Salad with potato salad and anchovies.
*Ted Peters!
*Mullet - the fish
*The scent of orange blossoms
*The annual pilgrimage to Parksdale for strawberry shortcake.
*No state income tax.
*Cheaper food costs
*Sunshine in winter
*beach bars
*the wacky mix of people and place which is so uniquely Florida
*WMNF
*Great quality free craft shows
*Water birds - now when I see a heron it is a rarity
*grackles!
*being able to easily swim - beach or just that there are so many pools available.
*canoeing the rivers
*being in a climate where it is easy to grow orchids, staghorn ferns & bromeliads
*backyard varieties of citrus that never appear at market elsewhere
*Tampa airport - it is really one of the best! Plus competitive prices for flights.
*Horse races
*year round yard sales - my area now just has them for a brief moment in late spring
 
Old 01-05-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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I would miss seeing this kind of birds around my yard every day:

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I would miss Annie of Oldsmar.
 
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